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Cessnock Facts

Cessnock Recycling Statistics

2019 – 2020 bins checked prior to collection for correct use was 77,929 this is 56,092 bins more than the previous year.

Of the 77,929 bins checked we found 2,288 contained incorrect (non-accepted) product. 567 OOPs cards issued and bins collected as normal, 1,721 bins contained either hazardous or offensive products and these were not collected.

Scrap metal, garbage and disposable nappies being the top 3 offending items.

On average each property recycled 162.13 kilos for the year which works out to 6.2 kilos per fortnight.

The weights are down from previous years mainly due to the NSW Container Deposit Scheme.

eWaste Statistics

A total of 66,785 kilos of eWaste was recycled in Cessnock during 2019 -2020. This is an increase of 1,638 kilos on the previous year. Since April 2009 a total of 1,295,349 kilos of eWaste has been recycled.

Recycling Trends over 3 years
  •  Collected
  •  Waste
  •  Recycled
  •  Kgs per service PA
  •  Kgs per collection
4,635 3,000 2,000 0
4,635.02
159.25
4,475.77
206.89
7.95
17/18
4,046.81
149.73
3,897.08
168.87
6.49
18/19
3,999.25
150.27
3,848.98
162.13
6.20
19/20

Lake Macquarie Facts

Lake Macquarie Waste Services

Reducing waste and preserving our environment is one of Lake Macquarie City Council’s major priorities. Council provides a range of services for residents, businesses and schools to help minimise waste.

Awaba Tip  officially known as the Awaba Waste Management Facility, offers a range of disposal options including recycling services.

Lake Macquarie Recycling Statistics

2019 – 2020 bins checked prior to collection for correct use was 154,168 of these 5,840 bins contained non-accepted product. 1,884 homes received an OOPs card as the item did not pose a risk and the bin was collected as normal, 3,956 contained hazardous or offensive product and these bins were not emptied.

Scrap metals, disposable nappies, garbage and building waste amongst the top offending items.

592 bins contained food or garden organic waste despite a dedicated weekly collection service.

On average each property recycled 204.12 kilos for the year which works out to 7.85 kilos per fortnight.

These weights are down from previous years mainly due to the NSW Container Deposit Scheme.

eWaste Statistics

A total of 91,885 kilos of eWaste was recycled in Lake Macquarie during 2019-2020 through the free drop off at the Awaba Waste Management Facility and their bulk kerbside collections. This is down on the previous year. Since April 2009 a total of 1,570,008 kilos of eWaste has been recycled.

The Lake Macquarie Recycling Directory provides a list of items that can be recycled and how to recycle them.

Recycling Trends over 3 years
  •  Collected
  •  Waste
  •  Recycled
  •  Kgs per service PA
  •  Kgs per collection
19,091 13,000 6,000 0
19,090.95
669.06
18,421.89
231.98
8.92
17/18
18,071.08
848.47
17,222.61
210.52
8.09
18/19
18,071.96
1,066.49
17,005.47
204.12
7.85
19/20

Maitland Facts

Maitland Recycling Statistics

2019 – 2020 bins checked prior to collection for correct use was 104,930 bins inspected this is 66,565 more bins than the previous year.

Of these 2,778 bins contained non-accepted product. 845 received an OOPs for minor offenses and the bins collected, 1,933 contained hazardous or offensive product so these bins were not collected.

Scrap metal, disposable nappies, building waste and garbage are the tope 4 offending products.

101 bins contained garden waste despite a dedicated green waste collection.

On average each property recycled 168.64 kilos for the year which works out to 6.48 kilos per fortnight.

These weights are down from previous years mainly due to the NSW Container Deposit Scheme.

eWaste Statistics

A total of 82,646 kilos of eWaste was recycled in Maitland during 2019-2020, up by 2,895 kilos from the previous year.

Since April 2009 a total of  1,336,604 kilos of eWaste has been recycled.

Recycling Trends over 3 years
  •  Collected
  •  Waste
  •  Recycled
  •  Kgs per service PA
  •  Kgs per collection
6,541 4,000 2,000 0
6,540.69
181.53
6,359.16
210.84
8.11
17/18
5,850.06
169.65
5,680.41
173.57
6.67
18/19
5,820.50
187.78
5,632.72
168.64
6.48
19/20

Singleton Facts

Singleton Recycling Statistics

2019 – 2020 bins checked prior to collection for correct use was 37,679 recycling bins inspected with 1,382 bins found to contain non-accepted products.

407 bins were of a minor nature and the bins collected as normal, 975 contained hazardous or offensive product and these bins were not collected.

Scrap metal, building waste, disposable nappies and garbage being the top 4 offending products.

413 bins contained garden waste despite a dedicated collection service for this product.

General waste (garbage) increased by over 200%.

On average each property recycled 162.11 kilos for the year which works out to 6.23 kilos per fortnight.

These weights are down from previous years mainly due to the NSW Container Deposit Scheme.

eWaste Statistics

52,855 kilos of eWaste was recovered in the year 2019-2020. A total of 380,320 of eWaste has been recovered since joining HRR in 2012.

Recycling Trends over 3 years
  •  Collected
  •  Waste
  •  Recycled
  •  Kgs per service PA
  •  Kgs per collection
1,809 1,000 1,000 0
1,809.20
44.97
1,764.23
202.71
7.79
17/18
1,553.89
40.41
1,513.48
166.90
6.42
18/19
1,532.57
46.34
1,486.23
162.11
6.23
19/20

Recycling Trends over 3 years – Combined all LGA’s

  •  Collected
  •  Waste
  •  Recycled
32,076 21,000 11,000 0
32,075.86
1,054.81
31,021.05
17/18
29,521.84
1,208.26
28,313.58
18/19
29,424.28
1,450.88
27,973.40
19/20